Learning through experience is part of the UC promise and part of why many students choose UC.
An internship can help you:
- gain professional, major-related work experience
- develop cross-cutting skills (also called transferable skills) that are valued by every employer
- evaluate potential career options
- expand your professional network
- enhance your resume
- earn income
Internship or Co-op?
Some schools use “co-op” and “internship” interchangeably, but at the University of Cincinnati, an “academic internship” refers to work that is:
- Full- or part-time
- Supervised and evaluated
- Paid (exceptions can be made if the internship is with a nonprofit)
- Can take place in any semester: fall, spring or summer
In addition to the benefits to be gained from any internship, an on-campus co-op is conveniently located right on campus, and can fit easily into your schedule at only five to 20 hours per week.
- Browse internships posted in UC's career platform, Handshake
- Take a professional development course to prepare yourself to succeed in applying for internships and later jobs
- Meet with a peer career coach to polish your resume or CV, get answers to quick questions, or seek advice
- Contact program director Erin Alanson